Air Fryer Chicken Wings From Frozen (3 Ways)

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Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Wings. It is party season and there is nothing better to eat during party season than lots of different crispy air fryer chicken wings. Let me show you 3 incredible frozen air fryer chicken wings recipes.

air fryer frozen chicken wings 3 ways

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Originally published in 2018. These air fryer frozen chicken wings are an updated post with more tips, and much more. We hope you like the updated version.

Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Wings

Back in 2018, we had this wonderful idea. We would buy as many different types of frozen chicken wings as we could find (we found three) and show you how to air fry frozen wings.

It was great fun and prompted us to make a separate more in depth post answering all your questions about air fryer frozen chicken wings.

It was also great fun for us Milner’s as we got the chance to have a taste competition of air fryer frozen wings, as the air fryer kept beeping to tell us more and even more air fryer frozen wings were cooked.

How do you like your air fryer chicken wings? My favourite is the KFC way with a bit of spice and a cool dipping sauce. Our son Jorge loves the BBQ chicken wings variety and Sofia our 4 year old will eat them anyway that they are given!

If there was an air fryer chicken wings eating competition for 6 year olds I am sure Sofia would win it! I have never known a small child love chicken wings as much as she does. She eats every last bit of flesh so that all you are left with is the bones.

Frozen Air Fryer Chicken Wings – 3 Ways!

Air Fryer Chicken Wings From Frozen (3 Ways)

I bought 3 packs of frozen chicken wings for making crispy air fryer chicken wings with for our readers. We have got asked a lot recently for how long to cook frozen wings in the air fryer for and we wanted to put a post or two together for you all.

I bought:

  • BBQ Chicken Wings
  • Hot & Spicy Chicken Wings
  • Southern Fried Chicken Wings (think copycat KFC)

I was going to blog about the best air fryer chicken wings, or what we felt was the best frozen wing. But they all tasted delicious and in the end it was nice to share 3 different varieties of air fryer chicken wings.

Air Fryer Frozen Hot & Spicy Wings

air fryer hot and spicy chicken wings step by step

I used to hate the idea of hot and spicy chicken wings. I always imagined something like buffalo chicken wings that was going to be so hot that I would pass out. In fact, hot and spicy chicken wings was like Piri Piri Chicken from Nandos or a set of hot wings from KFC.

Air Fryer Frozen BBQ Wings

air fryer bbq chicken wings step by step

These are so good I couldn’t put down the wings. I’m not a big fan of wings but these were GOOD. Jorge at 2 who is too little for the Hot & Spicy Chicken Wings had a good batch of these and loved them. Especially if there was ketchup to dip in!

Air Fryer Frozen Southern Fried Wings

air fryer southern fried chicken wings

Reminding me of the same flavour as KFC chicken these were gone the fastest, so a good job I had bought a big portion of them for us all to share. I just wish I had made some coleslaw to go with it.

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More Air Fryer Chicken Wings

But don’t think those are the end of the story, when it comes to our love for chicken wings in air fryer as we have more.

Air Fryer Chicken Wings Cook Time

It is so easy to learn the cook time for air fryer chicken wings. It is simply 12 minutes at 180c/360f if your air fryer is preheated.

Or 15 minutes at the same temperature if you’re cooking in your air fryer and have NOT preheated it.

Or another rule to consider, is if your chicken wings are really big, then to increase the air fryer cooking time to 15 minutes, or 18 minutes if not preheated.

I often find when you’re doing party food in the air fryer that you will have several batches to cook.

Treat the first round as the round when your air fryer is not preheated and the follow up rounds when it is.

Then just keep cooking and use a food warmer or the oven on low to keep the party food warm.

More Air Fryer Frozen Food Recipes

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Air Fryer Chicken Wings From Frozen (3 Ways)
Air Fryer Chicken Wings From Frozen (3 Ways)
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Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Wings

Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Wings. It is party season and there is nothing better to eat during party season than lots of different crispy air fryer chicken wings. Let me show you 3 incredible frozen air fryer chicken wings recipes.
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 4
Calories: 764kcal


Kitchen Gadgets:

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 850 g Pack Frozen BBQ Chicken Wings
  • 850 g Pack Frozen Hot & Spicy Chicken Wings
  • 850 g Pack Frozen Southern Fried Chicken Wings


  • Preheat your air fryer for 2-3 minutes. Place the frozen chicken wings into your air fryer basket.
    Air Fryer Chicken Wings From Frozen (3 Ways)
  • Cook for 12 minutes at 180c/360f.
    Air Fryer Chicken Wings From Frozen (3 Ways)
  • Serve warm with your favourite sauce.
    Air Fryer Chicken Wings From Frozen (3 Ways)


Quantities. You can cook up to 15 frozen chicken wings at once in your air fryer. If you want to keep the flavours separate then do them as 3 different batches of air fryer chicken wings like we did.
Brand. We used our Philips Air Fryer XL for this recipe and here is our Philips Air Fryer XL Review.
Thanks for reading our air fryer frozen chicken wings recipe on Recipe This. We have many more air fryer recipes for you to check out next. Though if you love air fryer frozen food, do check out our air fryer frozen French fries.


Serving: 100g | Calories: 764kcal | Protein: 63g | Fat: 55g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 265mg | Sodium: 251mg | Potassium: 537mg | Vitamin A: 506IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 3mg
Nutrition InfoPlease Note: Nutrition values are our best estimate based on the software we use at Recipe This and are meant as a guide. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.
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3 thoughts on “Air Fryer Chicken Wings From Frozen (3 Ways)”

  1. 5 stars
    Would this be the same instructions using the mealthy crisp lid? EDIT: Thanks i tried these and came out really nice and crispy i have got myself a proper air fryer now so going to try loads more food, thanks for your help.

    • Hi Sinead,

      Not tried it using the mealthy crisplid yet. If I was doing it with the crisplid I would recommend a pressure cook first, then crisp it with the crisplid.

      Kind regards


  2. 5 stars
    Wings in the air fryer are so good!!! this is exactly what the air fryer was made for. I am yet to try a more perfect chicken wing than one cooked in an air fryer.


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